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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: 1192 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415-551-2000
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Description: While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still...
While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.
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Dame Edna was a Blast!

Dame Edna's show is the funniest we've ever seen, and we've seen some of funniest comedians. The best part was that she had me come onstage and made me part of her second act... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Galt, California
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Galt, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Dame Edna's show is the funniest we've ever seen, and we've seen some of funniest comedians. The best part was that she had me come onstage and made me part of her second act. The Orpheum is very nice with comfortable seats.

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's always inspiring to be in a large room full of people, all focussed on a great performance, especially in an historic building, full of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

When we saw that Newsies was on the docket for our plays this year, I was not very excited- I was wrong. This was extremely well done with excellent music and dancing. The Orpheun is such a wonderful old theatre - we always enjoy looking at the architecture. Go see Newsies!

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San Ramon, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great and lots of fun, fabulous costumes, outstanding music, a must see. Located at the City Center BART station.

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Olney, Maryland
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310 reviews 310 reviews
23 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to see Kinky Boots in this ornate grande-dame of a theater. The seating is superb. Feels intimate. Wonderful acoustics. And, of course, the truly fabulous part of theaters such as this one and the Paramount in Oakland is soaking in the architecture, carvings and decor. It didn't hurt that the performance was vibrant and fun.

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95448
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Turns out we showed up for the Kinky Boots performance a day late. My mistake. BooHoo. Yet, the will-call lady encouraged us to stand by for last minute cancellations. None. Then, her manager and she arranged, as if it were by magic, for us to see the show from Row B, seats 1 and 3…. that is right up front,... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We love restored classic architecture of old theaters that they don't make anymore. Kinky Boots was a fun production; closest thing to Broadway.

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Felton, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Sitting in this theater and looking around, you're immediately struck by the intricate architecture. From the ornate carved panels on the walls to the lions, ringing the top of the roof, it is certainly impressive. The theater itself is large enough to hold many of the current "big stage" productions; however, it's still small enough to be somewhat intimate. We... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Having just arrived in San Fran for a short stay, I took the chance to get tickets for Kinky boots. Arriving at the theatre midday I was advised by the lovely attendant that if I was to return before 6pm I could take the chance and procure $40 tickets. Being a Wednesday night and the day before the big storm... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
52 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have enjoyed seats all over this theater. We have not had a bad seat. Recently we purchased season tickets and have not had a bad show. The theater is classic and ornate. It has great acoustics. Make sure to look up and catch the detail of the ceiling. We park at the Civic Center Parking and it is a... More 

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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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